Operation Manatee #127: Radiothon Under Cover

Thanks for tuning in for the THIRD Operation Manatee Radiothon special. Radiothon is a really important time for CJTR. It’s a big fundraiser to really achieve some lofty financial goals, but it’s all in an effort to make the station better for everyone! A better station means better content for you the listener. Please give generously, by clicking here; http://cjtr.ca/events/item/?e=14

So how will we celebrate tonight? Something we’ve contemplated before, but never done…. ALL COVER SONG SPECIAL!! That’s right a full hour of some of our favorite covers. Please tune in, at 11:00 pm on 91.3 FM in Regina.

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Operation Manatee #122: The Not-Nearly-As-Talented

It’s that time again folks! Another Tuesday has come, bit us on the back of our knee and ran off with the spoon. It may or may not have actually happened that way, but if you can’t prove it didn’t, then it obviously might have.

There’s lots of things we could say right now, but then you may not want to listen later… and we can’t have that. Community radio in Regina demands that you turn in on 91.3 FM in Regina at 11:00 pm and hear it for yourselves!!

Just don’t tell your lawyer what you hear… it’ll make you look crazy and neither of us wants that…

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Cory’s Licking-his-wounds Friday Playlist

I don’t know what’s going wrong with our Rap Battle poll – must be broken… Chris set it up so he must have set it up for him to win somehow… blasphemy…

But since I’m not going to be around this Tuesday to complain during our next show, I thought I would leave everyone going into the weekend with some of the rap tracks that I picked, but couldn’t play because we ran out of time. So here’s 5 more tracks to shake your money maker into the weekend/Cory’s holiday.

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Operation Manatee – World Earth Day Edition

We here at Operation Manatee feel SO STRONGLY about our wonderful planet and all the various life-forms on it, we are taking the night off! Chris specifically has taken on a host of viruses and bacteria to take up residence in his upper sinuses! What a wonderful human being!

But in less-jokey news, yes, we are NOT going to be on CJTR tonight at our regular 11:00 pm time. But we should be back at the regularly scheduled time next week for that thing we love to do!

Until next week, continue to be well to each other and love your Earth today!

Magneta Lane’s New Video

Earlier this year I blogged about albums I was looking forward to and Magneta Lane was on my list, albeit only plans for an EP. Well, it’s been out for a while, it’s TOTALLY FANTASTIC and something everyone should buy and enjoy multiple times. But here’s their new video for the lead single “Burn”. Again, the track is really good but the video has such a positive message for young girls. Enjoy and comment below on your feelings.

Chris’ Taste of the 2013 Junos – @$%^#@$%^!&… Well, whatever.

Chris tells a short story about how his Juno 2013 experience went. It includes a bit of whining, but also mentions Corb Lund, Sarah Slean, Rose Cousins, Royal Wood, Jim Cuddy, Amelia Curran and more.

Junos
So… I wasn’t going to do any Juno stuff. Largely, I’ve never really cared about pop music contests and that’s only increased with time. If the junos weren’t in Regina this past weekend, I would have done what I do about them every year: not a god damned thing.

However, since it’s the first time the Junos have been Regina, in its 43-year history, I figured I’d better take what opportunity I can get.

JunoFest includes all events and performances outside of the main awards show. That’s all I had interest in attending.

I only had one night open, so I figured I’d better make the best of it. The most appealing show to me was at The Exchange. Doors at 9:00. Here’s where things got a little aggrivating.
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NO No Doubt… Bad!

Last night, I saw a tweet across my Twitter feed from the wonderful Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) that read;

No Doubt are back in the studio working on their next album. They plan to postpone some of their 2013 touring so they can record new tunes.

Firstly, if you have Twitter and you’re a music fan that ISN’T following Eric you need to give your head a quick shake. Then find the follow button. That man is genius and posts a ton of useful industry related news, high in Canadian content as well.

But for the crux of my post: I saw this tweet and the first thing that I immediately thought of is “Wow, that’s pretty cool. There will be new No Doubt later this year.” I turned off my phone and rolled back over in my bed. But as I’m prone to do while trying to fall asleep I began to over-think this tweet and it began to bum me out. Postponing their tour to record new music ultimately pushes out content, which drives up revenue. AND it’s probably easier to control your recording times than to spend time on the road, interacting with your fans and spreading your message and music.

The last thought I had made me sad… essentially, I feel that No Doubt is going back to squirrel away in a recording studio because it’s easier and more profitable to record new music instead of being with your fans. And new music is awesome, but postponing a tour to do this feels selfish.